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Whittier First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Destination
Whittier

Traveler rating

Excellent

14

Very Good

5

Average

1

Poor

1

Terrible

1

Cruise type

Family Cruises

96

Senior Cruises

50

Romantic Cruises

43

First-Time Cruisers

23

Entertainment Cruises

11

23 Whittier First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


Bourbon Believer avatar

Bourbon Believer

7 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Sick as a Dog

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This was a much anticipated and planned for cruise with my daughters and there husbands. This was my 8th cruise on Princess, first trip to Alaska. I won't berate the ship or crew severely though will comment ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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pisamoorings

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Alaskan Cruise on Pacific Princess

We did a land tour first and then a seven night cruise southwards of the Inside Passage on the Pacific Princess. This was our first cruise and we are now hooked. The land tour which was also organised by Princess ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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JimGeraldine

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Smoking Biggest Problem Throughout the Main Piazza

We had never cruised before and had some concerns about the Grand Princess after reading so many negative reviews. Maybe because we had nothing to compare.. BUT, our Alaskan Cruisetour was overall fantastic.,!! ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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mya603

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great cruise! Short review here.

I did the pre-cruise land tour to McKinley and Denali Lodges. Wonderful. No complaints there. Then we rode the train down to Whittier and boarded the ship. I loved the Grand. Everyone was super nice. I had no ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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Terrano6

1 Review Written

The Caithness Highlanders

we were delighted when we joined the cruise in Whittier, the send-off was with fireworks and it was great to see. The sail down to Skagway was quite nice too but it was always quite misty on the shores so we were ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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Mark_F44

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful Princess Cruise Experience

We just completed our first ever cruising experience with the last Alaska cruise for the Coral Princess this season in Sept 2013. We also booked the Princess pre-cruise land package to Mt. McKinley & Denali Nat'l ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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RetiredTravelerTN

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Coral Princess Cruise and HB5 Denali Tour July 2013

Princess delivered a great cruise/tour to Denali and the inside passage. We had never taken an organized tour or a cruise; our first experience met every expectation. As we researched the places and activities in ...
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Sail Date July 2013


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tarsxm

1 Review Written

Alaska Inside Passage - 1st Time Cruisers

As a 1st time cruiser(s) we wanted to make sure our experience would be top shelf all the way. We booked the Sun thru RCI-Exchange and got a price of about $5,600 for both of us in Penthouse 0065 - Deck 10 Aft. ...
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Sail Date July 2013


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Moondog504

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Princess Cruisetour HB5 - 12 Nights Denali Explorer

We decided to do the land tour first and then sail south down the inside passage to Vancouver. We correctly thought we would be tired after the land tour and ready to relax on the Coral Princess for the next 7 days. ...
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Sail Date July 2013


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L-in-CLT

1 Review Written

Everything and More! 6/1/13 Alaska!

We departed June 1 from Whittier and arrived Vancouver June 7. It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime and it truly was! The ship was spotlessly clean, the crew was amazingly friendly and the food was great. We ...
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Sail Date June 2013


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bitacruising

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Bitten by the Cruise Bug

Since we had never cruised before, didn't know what to expect except what we had read. It was certainly better than expected! The staff of Princess Cruises love to help out the first time cruisers. Never felt so ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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jwally99

1 Review Written

Wonderful Cruise Tour to Alaska

Last July my wife and I took our first cruise on a cruise tour to Alaska with Princess. This was our first cruise. We are glad that we started with the land portion of the trip and followed that with the cruise ...
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Sail Date July 2012


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texkathy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful experience in Alaska on Coral Princess

Being first time "big ship" cruisers, and avid travellers, we spent 2 years researching Alaska cruise info before booking our trip. So, we were able to book exactly what we wanted, and were very pleased with the ...
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Sail Date August 2012


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21mel

1 Review Written

Amazing

ANCHORAGE: First, please be there a day early if you are just doing the cruise. The ship leaves at 8pm, but you have to land at the airport by 4pm to make it thru the (one way every 30 minutes) tunnel. My sister ...
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Sail Date June 2012


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RNCAROL

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First Cruise, possibly last cruise

We were very excited to do this as well as all the excursions. Paid mucho dinero $$$ for the expeditions that were average and now, in hindsight very overpriced! I feel ripped off by Princess. Did the 12 day ...
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Sail Date June 2012


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TNCruiser2011

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

No rating

Land tour and cruise to Alaska

My husband and I are in our mid-50's and were 1st time cruisers. We decided to take a 4 day land tour prior to our 7 day cruise. Everything we did was booked thru Princess as we felt more secure that way. From the ...
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Sail Date May 2012


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Bucket Listed

2 Reviews Written

Alaska: A destination not to be missed!

Where to begin. After spending a year planning this trip, I have to say that knowledge, research, and planning pay off. It was great to know what we wanted to see, and to seek out the best ways to experience this ...
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Sail Date July 2011


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FormerCruiser

1 Review Written

Avoid Princess Cruise Line

From the disorganized check-in process to disembarkation, the Diamond Princess is a mockery of the hospitality industry. When placed on a different deck than on our reservation, customer service simply said they ...
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Sail Date June 2011


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double happiness quilting

1 Review Written

July 2011 Island Princess Alaska cruise

Our cruise on the Island Princess was very nice and we had fantastic sunny weather all the way until the last full day. Princess had a naturalist on board, who spotted animals and did mini lectures, which was nice. ...
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Sail Date July 2011


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New York Nana

4 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Princess made the trip easy!(long)

Introduction: DH and I are 1st time cruisers; 67 & 56 respectively. 1st trip to Alaska, we wanted everything 'easy' and we couldn't have asked for any better service than what we got with Princess. We decided to ...
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Sail Date June 2011


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cpalaw

1 Review Written

Alaskan takes an Alaskan Cruise from Whittier in May 2011

As first time cruisers we had to learn everything from the Internet and asking questions of our booking agent. It took me awhile to get to where I am now and probably still have a lot to learn. I had been to all out ...
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Sail Date May 2011


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Luvmyrotti

2 Reviews Written

Spectacular Alaska aboard the Island

Pre-trip: Our excellent journey actually began 2 days before our departure when we received an e-mail from Princess advising us that we had been upgraded to a full suite! We then departed from the east coast to ...
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Sail Date June 2010


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clubtime

1 Review Written

Trip of a Lifetime!

We started with the land portion of our cruise in Fairbanks. Did the Riverboat cruise there which was very interesting and fun. We also had time to check out the Georgeson Botanical Gardens there which were ...
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Sail Date July 2010


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